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Sep 16, 2012 1:00pm EDT
memories of tehran in 1979, but the analogy is false. in libya, the government is not fomenting anti-americanism. it is fighting it, openly declaring america an ally and friend. libya is pro-american by two to one. the violence there appears to have been the work of small extremist elements that lack much popular support. but the storm has spread from libya. across the middle east there have been protests rallying against the united states and the west in general. even in these places, however, keep in mind that these crowds number in the hundreds, perhaps thousands. in countries with tens of millions of people. they make for vivid images, but they don't tell the whole story. what can we say about these places and protests? first in many of these countries, particularly those that have toppled dictatorships, the most important reality is not of bad government but of weak government. in libya, yemen, and even egypt, the state has lost its ability to control its public. in a sense, this might be progress. egypt didn't see protests like this before because mubarak's regime would arrest,
Sep 23, 2012 10:00am PDT
developments because of the leaders of egypt and libya are coming. >> you have a cover story on "time" magazine. you are the cover story of "time" magazine. it's called "a case for optimism." most americans are going to look at the situation therein and think, you know, everyone tells them it's the weakest recovery since the great depression. why are you optimistic? >> well, first of all, the recovery is slow because the damage was global and deep. and unemployment here is lower than it was in the eurozone. job creation is better here than it is in the uk. for all the problems, i think we're moving in the right direction. i think it takes a long time to get over one of these financial crashes, but i think if you look around the world, if you look the -- just how the spread of elementary technology is generating wealth and opportunities, haiti, where i do a lot of work, digicel has allowed the cell phone owners in haiti to do banking over the cell phone because the banking system doesn't work for them. that's creating wealth and facilitating movement of money in a way that produces pro
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